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June 19, 2009

A Little About The Disgruntled Patriot

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 12:36 pm

Well, where to begin…I am neither Republican nor Democrat.  I am registered Independant but I don’t completely identify with that ‘party’ either.  Fact is I like a little bit of each party, but not enough to side with any.  Does that make sense?  I truely believe I am not the only one out there that feels this way.  I don’t think enough of us have a voice out there, that we are getting drowned out by a slew of liberal media that wants nothing more than to shout down anyone that doesn’t agree with them, so I decided to stop sitting by and watching things happen and put my thoughts out there.  What do I believe in?

  • Freedom of Religion for all, not just the mainstream religions.
  • Gun Control to the extent that criminals shouldn’t have firearms, and those firearms that are sold should be ones limited to personal protection and hunting.  No one needs a fully automatic weapon, or a .50 caliber sniper rifle.
  • Freedom of Choice women have the right to have an abortion, it’s the law.  Doctors have the right to perform them, it’s the law.  Doctors should not be killed for doing it, that is a crime!
  • Border Control we have too many citizens being kidnapped, too many drug runners coming through, and too many illegal immigrants crossing at our pathetic border with Mexico.  The solution is NOT to legalize more immigrants, it’s to close the border.  I am not a racist but I am sure that is what I will be called.  I don’t mind immigrants coming here, but there is a reason we need a system in place.  I wish that the U.S. could take in everyone that wanted to come here, and in a way we can, but not all at once.
  • Smaller Government I am tired of hearing how the government is going to cut spending and lower taxes, all the while creating dozens of new agencies to do things that don’t seem to make sense.
  • Less Government Spending Do you know how to help the economy?  Let us keep more of our money, and stop wasting what you do take!  Capitalism works when it’s participants, us, can participate.  With no jobs and no money we can’t perform the basic function of a capitalist society.
  • Federal Capitalism is Good I don’t want to work on a community farm to survive, and I don’t want to stand in bread lines to get my government approved rations.  It has been shown time and time again that other forms of government do not work.  Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Totalitarianism, read your history books, all failed.  I like my freedom to choose where I work, to choose what I eat, and to choose where I spend my hard earned cash.

I am sure there are many more topics that I have an opinion on, but this morning before I have even had my coffee that is where I am at.  A little bit about me personally, so you know where I am coming from.  I am married with a 10 year old son.  I am currently between jobs, and sporadically attempting to finish college.  I am a writer, a poet, and a gamer.  I own a home, that is in a constant state of remodel, I have a dog (that we rescued from a shelter), and two cars.  I like to barbecue, watch football and baseball, and play poker from time to time with friends.  I am an average American, with typical problems, wishes and dreams.

I am 33 years old and voted for the first time in this last election.  I don’t consider that an accomplishment, I had a very good reason for not utilising that right.  That’s what I said, my right, not my responsibility.  I never voted because I never felt confident that it would change anything, and you know what, I was right.  Voting this last time didn’t change anything.  I voted this last election because I was scared of the socialists that are masquerading as Democrats.  I don’t think all Democrats are socialists, just a few, but the big ones, Obama and Clinton, definitely socialists.  So there you have it.  You know where I am coming from, you see where this is going.  I welcome DISCUSSION on any topic that I post.  I DO NOT welcome trolling, or senseless arguing.  I won’t tolerate name calling, or close-mindedness.

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3 Comments »

  1. Socialism is too much of a buzzword, just like saying all Republicans are bad (or whatever). Nationalizing and/or consolidating commodities like health care is not inherently a “bad thing”, but Americans have the right to use their money as they see fit, which means taxing everyone to pay for commodities is always a touchy issue.

    (I happen to feel that paying taxes that support public education, military [defensive at least], and other such positive services is really a responsibility that everyone who wants to live as an American shares. Just because one does not actively use these services, doesn’t mean they aren’t benefiting from them.)

    That aside, socializing certain commodities is probably a good thing. I would certainly enjoy government-sponsored health care if I lost my job, but I would certainly pay more if an insurance company offered better coverage and more incentives. But the other prevailing idea was the “coupon” deal, and that just sounded like more paperwork to deal with than just walking into a hospital, giving someone your insurance card (regardless of the provider) and saying, “cure me”.

    The real issue isn’t socialism, it is government spending. This includes pointless military “exercises” (since Congress never actually declared war) and useless bureaucracy. Granted, the bigger the government gets (due to spending and bureacracy), the more socialist it appears since it is trying to deal of more and more issues.

    Comment by doctordookie — June 19, 2009 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

    • True, sometimes Socialism is sometimes used too often or in the wrong context. To me what it comes down to is choice. A government sponsored program is not always a bad thing, but when you have no choice but to participate, then it skirts the socialist side of the line. I agree that health care needs an overhaul, but, when they talk about penalizing individuals that don’t buy into it, or businesses that don’t participate then it becomes a problem. A price tag of one to one point six trillion dollars is also a problem. It doesn’t work anywhere else, I don’t know why anyone thinks it would work here. If health care is so good in Britain, where they have rationing, Canada, where they have 800,000 people on waiting lists, or France, where their health care system is bankrupt, then why do the people with money from those countries come here to get treatment. But, that is all a case for a different post that I hope to make soon after a little more research. Thanks for the first post, spread the word.

      Comment by disgruntledpatriot — June 19, 2009 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  2. Far more important than spending is the growth and reach of the federal government. Prior to the last years of the Hoover administration, Americans enjoyed a much more restrained federal government. Sadly, these – and especially the FDR administration – years saw rapid growth in Americans’ interest (and indeed even desire) in fascism, socialism, and even communism. FDR’s own administration sent staff to meet with Stalin, for whom they held great admiration. Tugwell’s great project at Casa Grande was a spectacular failure and representative of all of the egalitarian efforts to date. Even the poor Schecter brothers’ NY poultry shop barely made it through The New Deal. And to make matters worse, we’ve experienced the ratchet effect ever since – government introduces policies to “improve” some situation (or in response to war), only to exit the crisis and allow fewer freedoms to the citizenry afterward. Republicans and Democrats are all complicit and aligned in this effort.

    Government spending is indeed a major problem, but it will _never_ be resolved until the _size_ of the spending is greatly reduced. Government must get smaller.

    Comment by Ike D — June 19, 2009 @ 7:25 pm | Reply


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